Happy Weekend!

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Anyone have fun plans this weekend?? Christa is still in Denver shredding the gnar with her mom & bro, and Reg will be relaxing in Boston while she wraps up her most recent read The Girl on The Train. Things have been pretty low-key these days, and we’re not complaining! Have a beautiful weekend, lovies!


cct // I sort of dig this opinion piece – Turning 30 in Bushwick

rkv // 10 financial resolutions to make this year

cct // Adorable celeb video, What do you wish you could tell your 10-year-old self?

rkv // On making new friends

cct /2017 Best Restaurants: Experts’ Picks (Connecticut Magazine)

rkv // 19 basic cooking techniques you need to learn to not look like a beginner

cct // Hmm…but I like flower crowns and food trucks…14 Wedding Trends to Avoid in 2017: Flower Crowns, Food Trucks, and More

rkv // Using Evernote to organize your life


 

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Getting Organized // For the Home

Nearly everyone has “get organized” on their New Years resolution list…there’s just such a great feeling about starting the new year off feeling clean, collected and organized! It’s sort of like the precursor to Spring Cleaning. And since we live in apartments with one or more other people, the idea of personal space and organization is extra important. We’ve gathered a couple of our favorite ways to quickly spruce up your space and stay on top of things as possible!


01. Shelving

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Adding shelving can do a lot to a space, whether you add it directly to the wall, or in the form of some sort of furniture. We’ve had the best luck with wall shelving from Ikea, which also allows for a ton of DIY and personalization. Shelves are perfect for finding a home for those small meaningful items that you just can’t give up, showing off personal items you might accidentally tuck away in some drawer. They add visual interest to your walls, all while adding more storage to your space. If your space is small, just work upwards!


Our favorite shelving items: The EKBY JÄRPEN from Ikea, pretty much anything from West Elm, and the Emerson Shelving from World Market are all life savers.


 

02. Hooks & Rods

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Hooks are helpful for all sorts of things! Necklaces, scarves, jackets (obviously…), and even pots & pans. It’s a little nuts how much space you can clear up just by putting a few hooks or rods on the walls. Have empty space above your stove? Hang up your cookware! Jewelry always tangled? Display it on your walls by your vanity!


For some awesome hooks: Check out Crate & Barrel’s Sheesham Hooks, this classic look from Target, or Ikea’s LEKSVIK. We’ve also had some great luck at flea markets and thrift stores finding some old iron hooks.

As for rods: Add some more hanging space to your closet with Ikea’s MULIG clothes bar, and change your life with this pot rack and these s-hooks in your kitchen.


 

03. Baskets

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If you want to hide clutter, baskets are the way to go — they’re probably the easiest way to do a quick sweep in your apartment. Get some big canvas ones for blankets, towels, and linens, and some small wicker ones for random toiletries, magazines, and any other random bits. Reg’s kitchen has a wire basket for fruit, so you can always see what you have.


Great basket finds: Home Goods always has a plethora to choose from, or check out H&M’s home section, and of course, the almighty Ikea.


 

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Happy Weekend!

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Happy Friday, everyone! We hope your 4 day work week treated you well! This picture above has officially sparked a DIY list (that bench tho…) and I don’t even want to know how expensive it is – so plans will be made to figure out how to make it! And since it’s the last Brimfield weekend of the year, projects and trinkets are on our minds! If you can brave the heat and possible rain on Saturday (good luck!) we’re thinkin’ Sunday looks a little better!

Have a fab weekend, friends! xo G&M

cct // Everyone has their opinion about Joan Rivers, but I thought she was one {great!} sassy broad!

rkv // Design Sponge’s 11 app obsessions

cct // The decisions we make day to day can wear us down, do you suffer from decision fatigue?

rkv // I’m all about sandwich aesthetics, and now I know how to wrap one

cct // H&M’s new arrivals for Fall are hittin all the marks…

rkv // Fall 2014 trends… maybe this year will be the year I rock the Annie Hall hat

cct // I know we’re over the whole “National blah blah blah Day”, but…it’s National Cheese Pizza Day – and I am NOT letting that one be missed, pizza for dinner for suuure! Speaking of pizza, have you taken this amazing quiz?

rkv // Ugh my closet is so small and awkward. Considering picking up one of these guys to help out my woes.

Happy Weekend!

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So, it’s August? Where did that come from? This month has been known to bring us a bit of sorrow in the past, as we suddenly realize that summer is already halfway through. But yuh know what? We say no. No to sulking, and yes to rejoicing. Have yourself a little (or a lot) of ice cream, and embrace these warm nights while we can… #liveitupbaby

cct // Oh growing up in the late 90’s/early 2000’s

rkv // My wonderfully proactive friend Alia and her family have started a fund for humanitarian aid in Gaza. All proceeds go to UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East) Gaza Emergency Appeal. If you’re able and willing to help this community in hopes for a brighter and more peaceful future, please do!

cct // My internal battle with bangs perfectly explained!

rkv // What do you guys think about the Post Modernism Revival trend? It’s very Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, if you ask me.

cct // Designer/creative friends – this is an amazing website! It loads all of the fonts on your computer to one page so you can see any word you want in that font!

rkv // My kitchen currently has a fridge-too-full-and-always-messy conundrum. Here’s to hoping these tips and these tips help my roomies and I out!

cct // I stumbled upon this online shop and I want EVERYTHING! Especially this, this & this!

rkv // Chance the Rapper covers the Arthur the Aardvark theme song?